The police in Imo state are currently on the trail of one Victor Iwu, for allegedly killing his relative, Bright Odi, on Monday, November 30, in the Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State, over the sharing formula of the brideprice paid for one of their sisters in Umunze village, Obinze district.
One of their sisters was recently married, according to sources, and her husband paid her family the bride price as expected.
A dispute ensued between Victor and Bright when exchanging the brideprice. The dispute soon degenerated into a fight, and Victor kicked Bright, an electrician, in his scrotum during the process.
Eyewitnesses report Bright lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital instantly, where he was confirmed dead the next day, Tuesday, December 1, by the doctors on duty.
Confirming the incident, Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesman for the state police command, said the suspect is still on the run and would be apprehended soon.
Ikeokwu said the matter has since been transferred for further investigation to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Agency.